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leila m

leila m
Home Town: Hellertown, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Wolcott, New York, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
34, home-maker. both of my grandmothers were always in the kitchen, i loved helping them from as early as i can remember. I have taken Wilton cake decorating classes. I love to cook and make up my own recipes, and since i was basically raised in the kitchen i pretty much know what ingredients will please just about everyone. I also have a large veggie garden and i like to can/freeze.
My favorite things to cook
dolmas, taboulleh, hummus, halupkis, steak diane, cous cous, spinach, apple pie, cucumber salad, potato salad, salsa, shish kebobs.
My favorite family cooking traditions
like i said my grandmothers loved to cook and every sunday we would go to my dad's mom for dinner(hungarian), and on saturday we would eat with my mom's family(german), all my family members from that side would come for dinner, i always loved going early to help out, also i love having family get togethers where everyone brings a dish.
My cooking triumphs
friends and family offer to pay me to make cakes, and foods for partys, and family events.
My cooking tragedies
one easter i made a large dish of my potato salad which everybody who has had it loves, and my daughter dropped the bowl just outside the house, i don't know if i was more upset about the potato salad or my best pyrex bowl! and once i baked and decorated a sheet cake with a detailed caricature on it for a 50th birthday party, and just when i went to put it in the fridge, i had an epileptic seizure, and dropped it, i stayed up all night making a new one.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Pat's Cream of Potato Soup
delicious!! my family loved it!! but instead i used a whole lb of bacon, along with carrots, celery, and garlic, your recipe was a great base soup, i will use it again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2008
Almost Eggless Egg Salad
delicious! i loved this so much that i kept trying to get more off the fork and chipped my tooth on the fork...lol thank god i have a dentist appt. this week!! will definately make again but next time maybe i should put it on bread to avoid chipped teeth!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2008
Salmon Rosemary Burgers
AWESOME!!!!! i had salmon, and i wanted to do something different with it! this was absolutely delicious, my daughter was a bit worried about the horseradish at 1st, but i told her it's just part of the recipe, and she needs to give it a try, by the time we got done eating she asked me if i would buy more salmon!! delicious!! i will be making alot of these!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2008
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